I love Realm wines and this might be my favorite. A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Merlot. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, black cherries, slight chocolate and tobacco with some cedar. This is a very accessible vintage for this wine. Full bodied. On the palate, cassis and black cherries, with some forest floor notes. Firm tannins. Nice balance. Long finish. This drinks very Bordeaux-like for a Napa Cab. It will still mature and like improve over the next ten to fifteen years and drink well for another ten to fifteen after that. A nice wine on its own, it will work well with roasted meats or fowl.